ELMONT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A fire claimed the lives of two horses at Belmont Park on Tuesday.
The New York Racing Association says it responded to a barn fire just after 6 p.m.READ MORE: NYPD: 4 Suspects In Custody After 3 Subway Riders Slashed Within Minutes In Lower Manhattan
The Elmont Fire Department responded in minutes to extinguish the flames.READ MORE: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Organizes Free Prom Dress Boutique For Freeport High School Students
Fifty-eight horses were safely evacuated.
Three workers suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation.MORE NEWS: Crucifix Toppled, American Flag Destroyed At Brooklyn Church
The cause of the fire is under investigation.